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Old 4th December 2017, 02:47 PM
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What are peoples thoughts about helmets with built in audio features. i always thought having music in your helmet would be a distraction more than enjoyable
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Old 4th December 2017, 03:23 PM
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The best music you'll ever hear is the sound of an engine red lining.
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Old 4th December 2017, 03:24 PM
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I have a Cardo Q3 system and I'll say that I ended up not using it for commuting, didn't find it distracting but my thing is that I much rather hear the bike and my surroundings, I feel much more in control.

Do use it on long boring motorway trips for music and it's dead handy for GPS directions from my phone/GPS and the eventual phone call.

Main thing for me is that "in case of emergency" I only need to click a button twice to ring the wife on speed dial.

As any tool, it's great if used properly. :)
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Old 4th December 2017, 04:04 PM
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When I'm on the bike I like to be removed from music/crap/life/phone calls and all that comes with it.

Like the fat bird says on the tv ad "bike time is my time"

Apart from guards or medical responders I can't fadom why anyone would want to be connected to the world while out and about on the bike.
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Old 4th December 2017, 04:04 PM
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Have a Scala Q3, saved my sanity recently on a 6 & 1/2 dash across the UK (all motorway) to make a boat home.
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Old 4th December 2017, 04:07 PM
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I once rode from Blanchardstown around the Ring of Kerry and back home in one day. The music from me earphones was gorgeous for the boring bits and the music from the bike was gorgeous for the extra fun bits
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Old 4th December 2017, 05:22 PM
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I've a Sena 10u built for my helmet. Now I could blare my headset and not hear anything around me but I choose to have it on low so its not too distracting.
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Old 4th December 2017, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: audio in helmet

Originally Posted by green grass View Post
When I'm on the bike I like to be removed from music/crap/life/phone calls and all that comes with it.

Like the fat bird says on the tv ad "bike time is my time"

Apart from guards or medical responders I can't fadom why anyone would want to be connected to the world while out and about on the bike.
Fully agree with greengrass, couldnt say it better
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Old 4th December 2017, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by green grass
When I'm on the bike I like to be removed from music/crap/life/phone calls and all that comes with it.

Like the fat bird says on the tv ad "bike time is my time"

Apart from guards or medical responders I can't fadom why anyone would want to be connected to the world while out and about on the bike.

Yeah but is she just an actor,or does she really ride them bikes though?
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Old 4th December 2017, 06:16 PM
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Yeah but is she just an actor,or does she really ride them bikes though?
Nice bikes though
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Old 4th December 2017, 07:10 PM
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Listen to music on a cheap Bluetooth headset (€30) on my commute most of the time. Usually non peak traffic times, I might switch it off when traffic is bad and I'm doing a lot of filtering but to be honest I think it's a mental thing more than anything. I might be way off here but I think I check my mirrors and do lifesavers a lot more with the music on which isn't always a bad thing
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Old 4th December 2017, 07:41 PM
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"helmets with built in audio features"

I take this to mean either factory-fitted systems, and/or systems fitted after purchase by the owner?

I like hearing music when I ride. It adds to my enjoyment of riding. I use earplugs too. I can still hear the music. And my engine, horns, sirens, etc.

But Cowboys From Hell at 11 is a different kettle of fish to Water From A Vine Leaf at 5...

I certainly want to hear all the important stuff that I need to keep me safe, so music is in the background.

At noob level I'd suggest it might not be wise to be listening to music while riding - lots of skills are still developing for noobs, so the distraction of music could interfere with that development.

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Old 4th December 2017, 07:43 PM
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i use a fairly mid priced (under a tennerlol) pair of in ear headphones connected to the phone and just play tunes i downloaded and its grand, no need for expensive shit just use what you have already, works grand for me anyway
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Old 4th December 2017, 08:02 PM
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i use a fairly mid priced (under a tennerlol) pair of in ear headphones connected to the phone and just play tunes i downloaded and its grand, no need for expensive shit just use what you have already, works grand for me anyway
same here phone in pocket and earphones up through jocks :) handy AF when your lost AF and need maps on the phone too
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Old 4th December 2017, 08:09 PM
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Nice bikes though
Bike time is my time
Lmao
She's no choice
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Old 4th December 2017, 08:16 PM
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Be handy for use with a gps as others have said, but otherwise I prefer to be able to hear the engine, and sounds of traffic around me
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Old 4th December 2017, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
The best music you'll ever hear is the sound of an engine red lining.
THAT.... unless you were on route 66 on a dullville for 10 hours, then I could understand the need for a bit of ac/dc
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Old 4th December 2017, 09:29 PM
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In my opinion, you'd want to be mad in the head to play music or do bluetooth phone shite when riding a bike. You need 100% of your senses all the time when riding, especially in traffic, and that goes for pushbiking too.
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Old 4th December 2017, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by green grass View Post
When I'm on the bike I like to be removed from music/crap/life/phone calls and all that comes with it.
Holy shit, never thought I'd actually type this but yeah, I agree with gg.
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Old 4th December 2017, 10:49 PM
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I'd be wary of any obvious wired sounds, ie, headphones. It can and will be used in court post accident where liability is contested. I'd bet SMIDSY would have a field day at your expense.
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